The Best Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas and Inspiration

Welcome fellow mandala art lovers! If you’re seeking some fun and aesthetic mandala art ideas and inspiration, you’re in the right place. This post is your gateway to a world of creative and accessible mandala art drawing ideas that are sure to spark your imagination.

Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

What is Mandala Art?

Before we dive into these awesome mandala art ideas, let’s take a quick look at what exactly defines a mandala. A mandala is a symbolic geometric design that represents harmony, unity, and balance. You can read more about mandalas in this blog post.

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into this list of aesthetic mandala art ideas that will surely ignite your artistic spirit.

And if you’re eager to take your mandala drawing skills to the next level, don’t miss out on my mandala drawing class – a wonderful opportunity to enhance your craft!

Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas and Inspiration

*Note: all mandalas shared below were drawn by me, unless otherwise stated

Begin by embracing simplicity. Opt for a straightforward design and employ a contrasting, complementary color scheme to achieve a bold aesthetic impact.

blue and yellow contrasting color mandala art drawing

Experiment with creating mandalas on black paper using metallic or gel pens.

silver and gold mandala on black paper, Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

Explore the fusion of intricate mandala patterns with animal forms for a captivating and artistic result.

ladybug aesthetic mandala art ideas

Divide the mandala down the center and infuse one side with florals or an entirely contrasting element for a unique touch.

half mandala with flowers

Speaking of flowers, you can integrate blossoms into your entire mandala design to create a breath-taking impact.

hand drawn beautiful floral mandala drawing

Explore a unique approach by transforming unexpected objects into mandalas, like these ice cream cones.

ice cream cone food mandala, Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

Experiment with embedding a scene within your mandala artwork, like this example featuring a mountain and forest design.

black and white mountain scene mandala drawing

Explore color variations and overlaid shapes, as demonstrated in this cloud-themed mandala design.

sky mandala with clouds, Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

Get creative by crafting mandalas in unexpected locations or materials, such as etching them onto seashells or drawing them in beach sand.

beach mandalas art sand ocean

Explore diverse materials like gel pens to add variety and texture to your mandala creations.

succulent mandala drawing with gel pens, Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

You can also try making your mandalas digitally using apps like Procreate. Watch my video on creating mandalas in Procreate for a helpful tutorial.

Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas - pink digital mandala

Consider placing mandalas within other objects, such as this example of a hot air balloon mandala design.

hot air balloon mandala drawing

Alternatively, keep it minimal with black and white. Add shading or use varied pen thickness for a bold impact.

black and white mandala, Aesthetic Mandala Art Ideas

Add an element of surprise by placing unexpected objects within your mandala, like this captivating Jupiter-themed design.

jupiter space galaxy mandala

You can see even more examples of aesthetic mandala designs in my sketchbook tour video below.

For even greater mandala art inspiration, you might find my mandala drawing workbooks with prompts truly enjoyable!


Mandalas are like your artistic playground – experiment, explore, and enjoy! Whether you love simple designs or want to try something unexpected, the world of mandala art is full of possibilities. So, grab your tools and start creating your own unique mandala masterpieces!

If you were inspired enough to create your own mandalas from these, share it on Instagram make sure to tag me @julieerindesigns.


julie signing off